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On August 1, 2007 a Mississippi River bridge collapsed and killed 13 in Minneapolis, one that utilized the same design as the now dismantled Colfax Avenue Bridge in Studio City.

The City of Los Angeles – Department of Public Works – Bureau of Engineering, is now constructing a new crossing over the LA River.

Their website description:

“The scope of this project consists of replacing the existing Colfax Avenue steel-truss bridge, consisting of one traffic lane over the Los Angeles River, with a new concrete-arched box-girder bridge. The new arched box-girder bridgewill be approximately 28 feet wider than the existing bridge to accommodate one traffic lane, a 5-foot-wide bike lane, and a 7-foot-wide sidewalk on each side of the new bridge, as well as including a 10-foo-wide painted median.”

The estimated costs (paid for largely out of Federal money) is 5 million dollars. Completion will be sometime in 2011.

Photos show an old, steel pedestrian bridge adjacent to the site where the new concrete bridge will be located.

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